Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, 85, dies in West Palm Beach, FL


2:22 p.m. Feb. 5

Astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell, who was part of the Apollo 14 space crew that flew to the moon in 1971, died late Thursday in West Palm Beach, according to his family.

Mitchell, 85, lived in suburban Lake Worth and died at a local hospice at about 10 p.m. Thursday, his daughter, former West Palm Beach City Commissioner Kimberly Mitchell told The Palm Beach Post.

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Astronaut Edgar Mitchell was honored at ‘Out of this World’ program at The Breakers in 2011.

Mitchell’s ex-wife, Anita Mitchell, is a former Republican Party chairman for Palm Beach County and is currently Palm Beach County campaign chairman for former Florida governor and presidential candidate Jeb Bush.

Mitchell was the sixth man to walk on the moon. He was part of a three-man crew, with Alan Shepard Jr. and Stuart Roosa, who took part in the Apollo 14 space mission. It was the eighth manned mission in the United States Apollo program and they became the third ever to land on the moon. Mitchell was the lunar module pilot on the mission.

Apollo 14 launched just over 45 years ago, on Jan. 31, 1971. The nine-day mission ended Feb. 9 when the crew landed in the South Pacific Ocean.

Unlike other astronauts who tend to live reclusive lives, Mitchell remained in the public eye.

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In this 2011 photo, Edgar Mitchell holds up the “rational hand control” that he used to help land the Apollo 14 Lunar Module “Antares” on the moon in February of 1971. Mitchell explained that NASA allowed him and all of the astronauts of his day to keep mementos from their trips into space. Yet, after choosing to sell a lunar camera that was aboard the Apollo 14 moon mission, he was sued by NASA. (Damon Higgins/The Palm Beach Post)

In 2011, he turned over the camera he took to the moon to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington. The U.S. government filed a lawsuit against him in that same year, saying he stole the camera. Mitchell denied the allegations and said if it wasn’t for him, the camera would have never made it back to Earth.

In 2006, he gave a “moon rock” to the South Florida Science Museum in West Palm Beach, a rock that was given to him by NASA as part of their recognition to him for achievements and sacrifices with the space program.

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Former NASA astronaut Dr. Ed Mitchell, left, announces his affiliation with Dyn-O-Mat, Inc. with CEO Peter Cordani at the company’s Riviera Beach facility in 2011. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post)

Mitchell was born in Hereford, Texas, on Sept. 17, 1930 but considered his hometown Artesia, N.M., near Roswell. Mitchell was open about his views on the paranormal and psychic, and he founded the Institute of Noetic Sciences, which sponsors research into the nature of consciousness, or studying the unexplained. In his 1996 memoir, “The Way of the Explorer,” he described the experience on his return to Earth as life-changing.

“What I experienced during that three-day trip home was nothing short of an overwhelming sense of universal connectedness. I actually felt what has been described as an ecstasy of unity,” he said.

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In this 2001 photo, Christa MacAuliffe Middle School students Jacqueline Simard, 14, and Kathleen Ramos, 14, 8th graders at the Boynton Beach school, hold the hand controller that astronaut Edgar Mitchell used to land the lunar module for Apollo 14 on the moon in 1971. He spoke to students at the school that day. (Bob Shanley/The Palm Beach Post).
Ed. Note: Oddly enough, Mitchell was mentioned in the first episode of the new X-Files series. From what the article says, he was under hospice care so his health wasn’t good and he was in no condition to perform public speaking engagements or interviews that could expose any more “truths” about what he knows about ET’s or a fake moon landing. Thank you for your contributions to humanity, RIP Edgar Mitchell.

The Truth About the Zika Virus: Jon Rappoport on The Corbett Report


SHOW NOTES AND MP3: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=17750

You may have heard of the wave of birth defects that is ravaging Latin America as the globe gears up for another pandemic panic. But do you know how many of those cases of microcephaly have been confirmed? Or how many of those confirmed cases are said to be “related to” the Zika virus? Today Jon Rappaport of NoMoreFakeNews.com joins us to separate the truth from the hype with the Zika virus panic and discuss whether the WHO and the CDC are merely crying wolf yet again.

Joseph P Farrell – IN SPAIN, THEY’RE GOING AFTER THE BANKSTERS


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4.92/5 (12) Not all the stories I’ve been getting have concerned mind manipulation efforts, and certainly 2o16 has also started out with some interesting news in the financial sectors as well. Consider what’s happening in Spain.This story is intriguing from any number of levels, not the least of which because some of the regular readers of this website live in Spain, and from time to time have updated us about the dire straits not only of the Spanish economy, but the cultural assault that country – home to Cervantes, Soler, Velasquez – has been under. This article was shared by Mr. L.B., and it concerns a series of court actions against the corrupt financial oligarchs that have been responsible for so much of the country’s current economic crisis:

To Put Bankers Behind Bars, Spanish Citizens Take the 1% to Court

Consider just the first five paragraphs here, and one tidbit of information that I find highly significant in terms of its implications for the type of financial analysis of the situation that one encounters in the analyses of former Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Catherine Austin Fitts:

The case of Rodrigo Rato is perhaps the most interesting among some 150 high-level corruption cases scheduled to take place this year in Spain – involving over 2,000 elite figures in Spanish society. Rato was the country’s Minister of Economics from 1996 to 2004, and a leading political force in the conservative Popular Party (PP) as well as managing director of the IMF (2004-2007) and chairman of Bankia, Spain’s largest bank (2010-12).

These institutions’ combined actions spurred Spain’s economic crash and intensifying poverty crisis, as Bankia’s massive debts were nationalized by the PP-controlled government and Rato’s bank became the main recipient of the bailout deal with the EU and IMF. From these business-government arrangements, Rato and the rest of Spain’s 1% profited while imposing austerity on the majority.

Last April, the Financial Times described Rato being shoved by a law officer during his arrest. “The touch lasted only a few seconds, but it will be seared into the mind of Rodrigo Rato — and of millions of Spaniards — for years to come,” wrote the paper. Millions saw the clip repeated on rolling TV coverage and the Internet. The Times article quotes an editorial by Spain’s El Mundo newspaper, illuminating its importance: “The precise moment in which the customs agent grabs his head… marks a point of no return, in which we leave behind an era.”

Translation: Rato and many others were no longer untouchable.

The case now underway against Rato and Bankia hinges around three aspects. First, the bank is charged with false advertising when it floated its stock for purchase. Second, it is accused of mis-selling toxic assets to unsuspecting members of the public. And third, it issued “black visa cards” to senior Bankia management, facilitating both tax evasion and bribery of politicians and government officials.(Emphasis added)

What intrigues me here is that the pattern in Spain so closely resembles Ms. Fitts’ analysis of the overarching pattern one sees in the past few years in the wake of the various bailouts of the major banksters: toxic assets were moved off the balance sheets of the banks, and shifted to the public via their governments, while more liquidity was added to the balance sheets, creating, for want of a better word, a vast slush fund in private hands.

And of course, in this mix, the major banksters seldom went to jail for two decades’ worth of casino-like behavior, but awarded themselves fat bonuses.

But wait, there’s much more going on in Spain, at least, according to this article, for the indictments did not arise from a haphazard approach, but rather from a considered strategy:

In May of 2012, on the first anniversary of the 15M movement that took to the squares in a two-month occupation that helped spur Occupy Wall Street four months later, 15MpaRato launched its plan to jail Rodrigo Rato. According to law, Spanish citizens or organizations can file complaints that judges will consider and decide whether, and whom, to prosecute. This is exactly what happened with Rato.

“One of the first things we did was publicize an anonymous dropbox, and we received information from the citizens on Rato and Bankia. This grew and grew and included receiving 8,000 pages from the bank employees,” Simona Levi from 15MpaRato told Occupy.com.

15MpaRato used global leaks, an open-source program that creates a secure Internet space to receive sensitive information. By early June of 2012, enough evidence had been collected to initiate the case against Rato. Victims were also found to stand as claimants.

Next, activists launched Spain’s first-ever political crowdfunding campaign to pay the legal fees associated with the case. The campaign reached its funding target in less than 24 hours, and the anonymous drop-box provided essential information to citizens eager to get involved. For instance, they discovered that Bankia employees had leaked internal documents that read “DO NOT SHOW THIS TO THE CLIENTS,” and were instructed to target unsuspecting customers to buy the bank’s toxic assets that should have only been sold to financial investors.

In other words, there was a definite campaign to create (1) a secure internet source for those inside the Spanish banking system to provide information that would lead to indictments, and (2) an financial effort was launched to fund it. One can expect, via some high octane speculation, that similar strategies will emerge this year in Europe, as it deals not only with an ongoing financial crisis, but also a “refugee” crisis on top of that, and governments that are increasingly isolated from popular sentiment. This is a movement, in other words, that eventually will engulf not just bankers, but the politicians who enabled them.

 Notably, the article also indicates that a peculiarity of Spanish law allows such a grass roots approach (imagine, for a moment, if a similar thing were in place in the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, or Canada, rather than reliance upon all-but-totally corrupted grand jury processes or corrupted government regulatory agencies).
But whatever one makes of those observations, one thing is clear from the Spanish story: the story of the corruption of the west’s financial system simply is not going to go away any time soon, and in this case, we have the Spanish to thank for that. But the real story here will be what details may come out from these trials in Spain… those will doubtless be threads that lead all the way to Rome, Athens, Frankfurt, Paris, London, and of course, Washington.  This will be a story to watch, and I suspect, that during 2016, we’re going to hear more.
See you on the flip side…
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Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

Zika Hype Spreading Panic Pandemic – #NewWorldNextWeek ~ Corbett Report


Welcome to New World Next Week — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. In this week’s episode:

Story #1: Zika Freakout on the ‘Morning Monarchy’
http://bit.ly/1RB6UIB
Update: WHO Director-General summarizes the outcome of the Emergency Committee regarding clusters of microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome
http://bit.ly/1nBW5JD

Story #2: Negative Interest Rates Show Desperation of Central Banks
http://bit.ly/1mflVlB
Japan Unleashes Negative Interest Rates
http://bit.ly/1JZEfL1
Federal Reserve Testing How Banks Would Handle Negative Rates
http://bit.ly/1UMLCpK
Canada Looks at Negative Interest Rates
http://bit.ly/1PVYhsj
Iris Scanners Coming Soon to Your Automated Teller Machine
http://bit.ly/23Ki0zd

Story #3: UK Scientists Get ‘Gene Editing’ Go-Ahead
http://bit.ly/1NRwotQ

#GoodNewsNextWeek: Candidate Changes Name To Znoneofthe, Above
http://bit.ly/1R4Ljre

#NewWorldNextWeek Headlines: CIA Intentionally Deceives Its Own Workforce About Operations With ‘Eyewash’
http://bit.ly/1JZEuFU
Google to Deliver Wrong Search Results to Would-Be Jihadis
http://bit.ly/1PTH6kZ
Georgia Mayor Arrested for Impersonating a Police Office While Smoking Weed
http://bit.ly/1KrAYUF
Ex-NYPD Cop Ran Tri-State Prostitution Ring
http://bit.ly/1PBMVb1

Previous Episode: Davos Degenerates Reveal Robot Replacements
https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=17500

TPP protesters shut down central Auckland as ministers sign controversial deal


by Cherie Howie

All motorway access points are now open after protesters blockaded the Cook St, Wellington St and Hobson St offramps earlier this afternoon.

But the Transport Agency said commuters should expect delays and some diversions as they head into or out of the central city. The Auckland Harbour Bridge has remained open throughout the protests and traffic is free flowing.

The agency is also advising drivers to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings as there are larger numbers of pedestrians on central city roads than usual.

“Many of them have been moving on and off the roads and walking in front of traffic. Some vehicles are also making sudden lane changes and u-turns to avoid delays.”

Earlier, central Auckland grounded to a halt as trade ministers signed the TPP. All streets around Sky City Convention Centre and motorway on and off ramps leading to the central business district were blocked by protesters.

Former Green MP Sue Bradford was in a protest group that had partially blocked access to the Auckland Harbour Bridge from the city.

“We are in a blockade at the corner of Victoria Park and the Harbour Bridge,” she said.

“Just about all of the Harbour Bridge is blocked off.

“But we’ll keep moving. This is our third blockade today.”

A spokeswoman for the New Zealand Transport Agency said only the Fanshawe Street onramp to the motorway, which provides access to the Harbour Bridge from the central city, was blocked. But traffic was free-flowing on the bridge throughout the protests.

Police forcibly removed protesters from the Cook St off ramp.

Pictures show police have been clashing with protesters, using force to remove them from roads.

Protesters clash with police at the Hobson Street entrance to the motorway. Photo / Doug Sherring
Protesters clash with police at the Hobson Street entrance to the motorway. Photo / Doug Sherring

The NZTA for Auckland and Northland recommended that people do not travel into the central city if possible.

Protesters formed blockades on the on and off ramps for the southern and northwestern motorways.

Small groups were blocking traffic in separate areas including the Wellesley and Albert St intersection.

Inside Sky City Convention Centre, a long table stretched along a stage with big bouquets of blue and white flowers displayed in front and a large screen, with photos of the Sky Tower, Southern Alps, and a tui in rotation with TPP logo, behind.

The agreement is designed to free up trade and investment between the countries, but has been a beacon for controversy for several years, mainly due to the secrecy of the deal, lack of public consultation and fears New Zealand’s sovereignty could be diminished.

Many protesters wore anonymous masks. Photo / Dean Purcell
Many protesters wore anonymous masks. Photo / Dean Purcell

Outside the convention centre, they were gathering too.

By 10.20am, up to 1000 protesters were at the scene. Their aim? Disrupt proceedings for as long as possible. By late this morning, they were succeeding in disrupting the city.

Protest group Real Choice planned the non-violent protest and a blockade of the streets leading to the centre, hoping supporters in their hundreds would create a “TPP-free zone” and shut-down the signing ceremony for as long as possible.

The group gathered at Aotea Sq at 9am and made their way to the convention centre about half an hour later.

Real Choice spokesperson Julia Espinoza explained their motives.

“Petitions, marches and lobbying have their place; but now the TPP is being signed on our doorstep, and we feel it is time to try to shut it down and create a TPP-free zone.”

Maraea Clark, dressed in the colours of the New Zealand flag, said the trade deal was a way of controlling people.

“It’s not a better life for the people; it’s a better life for the corporations who are wanting to take over.”

Police formed ranks around the entrance to SkyCity. Photo / Catherine Gaffaney
Police formed ranks around the entrance to SkyCity. Photo / Catherine Gaffaney

A large group soon left the scene to join a blockade on Victoria St, where a young man was singing Bob Marley’s Redemption Song.

The protesters had high-profile support – former All Black Piri Weepu tweeted them “Good luck but also be safe, No need to protest violently. Walk together for Aotearoa.”

A larger group of those against the trade deal are expected to march from Aotea Sq down Queen St to Britomart from noon. The march is organised by anti-TPP group It’s Our Future and spokesman Barry Coates said iwi, health workers, trade unionists, small business owners, actors, musicians, lawyers and academics were expected. Similar protests are planned outside parliament and the Christchurch City Council.

One thing the opposing sides shared was the need for organisation.

In support of law and order, police were outside the convention centre from early this morning; while Auckland Council told staff to work from home in case of disruption.

At the convention centre, in central Auckland, Sir Harawira Gardiner led on the 11 visiting ministers, who were called into the room by Cherie Povey.

As well as signing, the ministers will talk about their respective ratification processes – each have two years to get the deal passed domestically before it comes into law.

The ministers shared hongi in a small welcome party which included Trade Minister Todd McClay, New Zealand chief negotiator David Walker and, representing Auckland iwi Ngati Whatua, Tame Te Rangi.

After a karakia, Mr Te Rangi said he was proud and privileged to be there representing his iwi.

Mr McClay in turn thanked Ngati Whatua for their gracious welcome, as several groups would not take part because they oppose the trade deal.

He then welcomed the ministers for what he said was a “momentous occasions for all of our countries.”

More images and VIDEO from Auckland protest

‘TPP a bad dream, wake up’ say thousands of Kiwis


Note: I absolutely LOVE the Maori warrior spirit, they’re not taking the TPP lying down…Great turn-out, GO KIWI’s!

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Iceland Forgives Entire Population of its Debt. Total US Media Blackout.


February 1, 2016 in News by RBN

 

Finally serious economists are considering a position I have been maintaining and writing about since the 2008 financial meltdown. Whatever its name— erasure, repudiation, abolishment, cancellation, jubilee—debt forgiveness, will have to eventually emerge forefront in global efforts to solve an ongoing systemic financial crisis.

The US Rothschild Controlled Media (RCM) has completely BLACKED OUT/CENSORED any news about Iceland’s DEBT FORGIVENESS.

If you Google “ICELAND FORGIVES ENTIRE POPULATION OF MORTGAGE DEBT” you will get ‘About 359,000 Results’. Not one of them is a Media Outlet in the US. Not one single Major or Minor news outlet in America has mentioned a single word about this story.

This is TOTAL MEDIA CENSORSHIP and a TOTAL MEDIA BLACKOUT, and it should tell you who owns and runs the Media in America.

We are allowed to see a tortured, bleeding, dying Gaddafi anywhere, but we are not allowed to know about Debt Forgiveness.

If you Google “DEBT FORGIVENESS” About 1 million 850 results. Not one of them talks about forgiving debt. Okay, 1 does.

But still, out of over a million and a half results. The MAINSTREAM MEDIA totally censors anything to do with Debt Forgiveness. The government of Iceland has forgiven the mortgage debt for much of its population. This nation chose a very different way of stopping the crisis from the rest of European countries.

It decided to hear the requests of the population and to put politicians and bankers on the bench of the accused three years after their financial excesses would sank one of the most prosperous economies in 2008. Iceland Forgives Mortgage Debt for the Population.

Putting Bankers and Politicians on “Bench of Accused” This is awesome. It shows when the people DO STAND UP they have more power and win against the corrupt bankers and politicians of a country. Iceland is forgiving and erasing the mortgage debt of the population.

They are putting the bankers and politicians on the “Bench of the Accused.” Which means I assume they are putting them on trial for corruption. Now the rest of people of the world need to start doing the same thing.

We all need to stand up and against all the corruption and fraud of the banks and politicians that are puppets of the banks and corporations.

The beauty of it is that they will have a load of cash to circulate into the economy and into service industries etc…instead of feeding it to the parasite bankers and out of the economy, great idea. If it was warmer I’d move to Iceland. This could very well be the first chime of many to signal the Death of the World Banking System headed by our ‘good’ friends the Rothschild’s.

Iceland Strikes the First Major Blow Against the World Banking (Fraud) Cartel. This is what can immediately put money into the hands of many American’s. The Us Government through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA own 96% of all bad housing loans.

Many have stated, that in effect, “The US Government is Foreclosing on itself.” This is the very definition of Insanity. It is a form of Suicide. Major Banks only hold 3% of bad housing loans, 3%! This is not a banking problem, it is a Government problem, they hold the loans!

We were just about to do a story on America Foreclosing on itself when this article came across our computer. Times have just gotten brighter

http://republicbroadcasting.org/news/iceland-forgives-entire-population-of-its-debt-total-us-media-blackout/

 

 

Koch brother resigns from museum board after calls from scientists


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For 23 years, David Koch, the billionaire industrialist who made a fortune off fossil fuels, ranching, fertilizers, and other environmental nightmares, has served on the board at the American Museum of Natural History. Koch’s position on the board is controversial, not least because of his position on climate change: The Koch family has spent millions funding climate change denier groups and disinformation campaigns, and scientists around the country have called for Koch to be removed from the museum board. Well, they finally got what they wanted — the American Museum of Natural History announced Koch’s resignation this week.

A museum spokeswoman said Koch’s departure is unrelated to the calls for his dismissal, but, as The New York Times reports, a letter sent to museums of science and history last year and signed by dozens of scientists stated:

David Koch is a major donor, exhibit sponsor and trustee on the Board of Directors at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, and the American Museum of Natural History. David Koch’s oil and manufacturing conglomerate Koch Industries is one of the greatest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Mr. Koch also funds a large network of climate-change-denying organizations, spending over $67 million since 1997 to fund groups denying climate change science.

When some of the biggest contributors to climate change and funders of misinformation on climate science sponsor exhibitions in museums of science and natural history, they undermine public confidence in the validity of the institutions responsible for transmitting scientific knowledge. This corporate philanthropy comes at too high a cost.

Drawing on both our scientific expertise and personal care for our planet and people, we believe that the only ethical way forward for our museums is to cut all ties with the fossil fuel industry and funders of climate science obfuscation.

The letter was signed by prominent climate scientists James Hansen and Michael Mann, among others. The Natural History Museum, the organization that sponsored the letter, noted that Koch’s reaction was swift: Within 24 hours, “a lawyer with apparent ties to the Koch brothers filed OPRA requests (similar to FOIA) at public universities where several scientists who signed the letter are employed,” wrote the Natural History Museum’s Beka Economopoulos in a press release. “The requests called on the universities to turn over all emails in the scientists’ accounts with ‘Koch’ in the subject or body.”

The American Museum of Natural History isn’t the only museum with ties to the Kochs: David Koch also sits on the advisory board of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History — and he apparently holds a lot of sway. ThinkProgress reported last year about a Smithsonian exhibit that “thoroughly whitewashes the dangers of modern-day climate change.” The exhibit was made possible by a $15 million grant from none other than David Koch.

 

http://grist.org/article/koch-brother-resigns-from-museum-board-after-calls-from-scientists/

Eyewitness descriptions suggest 12 missing Marines aboard 2 downed helicopters off Hawaii were taken out by meteor explosion


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US Marines and police discuss search and rescue options after two military choppers go down off Hawaii

All four life rafts from the two choppers that collided off Oahu’s North Shore have been recovered, but rescuers have yet to find any sign of survivors. The search for the 12 Marines on board the two helicopters continued into its fifth day Tuesday, with Marines combing North Shore beaches for debris, while multiple county, state and federal agencies search for survivors by air and sea.

Navy divers have also been dispatched, and are using sonar technology around the last known position of the two choppers about two miles off Haleiwa. So far, they haven’t seen any debris. The two Marine Corps choppers collided during a routine training mission about 10:40 p.m. Thursday, setting off a massive ocean search-and-rescue effort during one of the biggest swells of the winter season. Low visibility also hampered search efforts.

Ocean conditions are favorable for searching Tuesday, but surf is expected to start rising again Wednesday. The Coast Guard says there has been no indication that anyone was ever on the life rafts that were recovered. Still, the Coast Guard said Sunday that it remains hopeful survivors will be found, and in a statement Monday, Coast Guard officials said their goal is to ensure with “absolute certainty we’ve thoroughly canvassed every location we might find them.”

On Saturday, the Coast Guard said it had found debris from the two helicopters in waters off Oahu. High surf has scattered debris across a wide swath of waters off Oahu, from Kahuku to Waianae. “The debris that’s been located is consistent with the aircraft of this type,” said Coast Guard Lt. Scott Carr. “I know a lot of people are focused on the debris, but we’re really focused on hopefully finding survivors.” Both of the CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters had six Marines aboard when they crashed. Authorities said they did not get a distress call from either helicopter. Witnesses said the collision produced a fireball that lit up the night sky.

“It was like daytime,” said Chase Tantog, 21, who was fishing at Chun’s Reef when he saw what he thought was a meteor falling from the sky. “It was just a big fireball coming down,” he said. “There was debris, too, on the side, like coming off. Once it hit the water, it just blacked out and then you hear the thunder roar after. It was really loud.”

Witnesses recount collision

Residents up and down the North Shore saw — or heard — the collision Thursday night. Don Williams said the collision produced “two big booms. It shook the house,” he said. “I couldn’t figure out what it was.”

Tantog, who was fishing at Chun’s Reef, said the fireball in the night sky was so big “I thought the world was going to end.” One woman said she was at Haleiwa Harbor on Thursday night when she saw what she thought was a flare. “I didn’t see it shoot up, I saw when something was coming down.”

Comment: The eyewitness descriptions are clearly not referring to a fireball resulting from the collision of two man-made objects, as the article implies.

The obvious explanation is that the two helicopters were taken out by the shockwave from an overhead meteor fireball explosion, the force from which suddenly and catastrophically disabled the craft and scattered their debris over a wide area.

http://www.sott.net/article/310979-Eyewitness-descriptions-suggest-12-missing-Marines-aboard-2-downed-helicopters-off-Hawaii-were-taken-out-by-meteor-explosion

Enter The Buzzsaw ~ Refugees Overrun Germany & Europe In Decline with Oliver Janich


How the refugee crisis in Germany is showing the cracks in the European union, and the decline of the West is illuminated with author and political activist Oliver Janich. Are the refugees being organized by government agencies like the CIA? Is this human crisis part of a two-fold attack on society, compounded with the economic crisis? And why are the governments of Europe so determined to underreport crime in the wake of the influx of people from the Middle East? Sean Stone hosts an honest and direct conversation about it on Buzzsaw.

GUEST BIO:
Oliver Janich is a German journalist and author as well as a politician, founder and former president of the Partei der Vernunft (Party of Reason). He is the author of THE UNITED STATES OF EUROPE.

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EPISODE BREAKDOWN:
00:01 Welcoming Oliver Janich to Buzzsaw.
00:45 The German climate with refugees, from the ground.
02:23 Controlled demolition of Europe takes hold–with attention to Germany.
05:43 The interest in two massive crisis in Germany–both economical and refugees.
08:13 Organizing Arab gangs in Europe from abroad.
10:50 Muhammad Atta, the CIA, and manipulated conspirators.
12:40 Civil unrest and organized opposition.
15:34 Buried information, underreported crime, and the truth about refugee place in German society.
18:50 The certainty of a massive social clash in Europe, and the anarchist response to the crisis.
21:35 Turkey and a tricky game being played with NATO.
23:40 Can Islam overtake a Europe in decline?
25:05 Where to find more.
25:35 Thanks and goodbye.

Nationwide Retail Collapse Inventory Reduction Cause Shortages


The issues we are seeing in shipping and the railroad industry are already causing a lot of problems in the retail sector. I am hearing a lot of things about major shortages in certain areas to start and then cascading into shortages all across the board. Please leave a comment about what is happening in your area where you live or if you work in shipping or high positions in retail. Keep a close eye out for shortages in particular areas. I think it’s getting much close to a power down situation where there will be a lot less.
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Group Promoting Peace and Love Labeled As Terrorists, Surveilled by DHS and Police


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800px-Rainbow_Gathering_Bosnia_2007Missoula, Montana – According to the Missoula Police Department, peace and love are extremist views, and promoting these ideas could be a possible sign of terrorist activity.The police department received a Department of Homeland Security grant of $254,930 last week, to assist them in fighting the terrorist threat. That threat was apparently posed by “the Rainbow Family,” a large hippy gathering that promotes peace and love.

In the application documents where the agency requested the grant, the Rainbow Family was listed as an “extremist organization” that requires constant surveillance.

Police Chief Scott Hoffman said that the department needed a “mobile command unit” to deal with the Rainbow Family threat.

“It’s a mobile command unit. It’s just like a motor home with communications and computers and radios and things like that. I don’t know what the hazards of the Rainbow people are,Hoffman said.

After the story went public, representatives from the police department have played damage control with the media, claiming that the operation is only to help with cleaning up and keeping the area safe.

When reporters with the Missoulian called the police department for a comment, they were told by Missoula Police Lt. Scott Brodie that the mobile command unit would be primarily for the clean up effort.

“When they have their gatherings, they historically have created a mess that needs to be cleaned up. The command center could just coordinate and speed things up, get it done faster. It’s a coordination tool is what it is,” Brodie said.

It becomes apparent how ridiculous the accusations of “extremism” are when doing some research into what the Rainbow Family stands for. They are a decentralized, loose-knit group of people who want to promote ideas of peace, freedom, equality, and love.

The group takes their name from the ancient Native American proverb that says “When the earth is ravaged and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people shall come unto the earth from many colors, classes, creeds, and who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again. They will be known as the warriors of the rainbow.

Back in 2013, the U.S. Forest Service spent over $500,000 in efforts to police the event and only made two arrests. Otherwise, there were no issues or problems at the event.


John Vibes is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war. In addition to his writing and activist work he is also the owner of a successful music promotion company. In 2013, he became one of the organizers of the Free Your Mind Conference, which features top caliber speakers and whistle-blowers from all over the world. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page. You can find his 65 chapter Book entitled “Alchemy of the Timeless Renaissance” at bookpatch.com.
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Ed. note: The budget for cleaning up the mess could be easily tallied by comparing clean-up costs after a concert. You pay a group of 20-30 people $15hr to clean up trash for a 2-4 hours, which certainly doesn’t tally up to $250,000 of taxpayer money. More like a couple thousand bucks, or so.
Freaking paranoid extortionists and liars, making moutain’s out of mole-hills to enact a police state in Missoula….and elsewhere

European governments’ first steps towards a refugee ‘final solution’ ~ RT / SOTT


At a meeting in Amsterdam this week, European interior and justice ministers sought to outdo each other with suggestions as to how the influx of desperate refugees from the Middle East could be stopped. No measure was too brutal for consideration.

Proposals ranged from the hermetic sealing off of borders to the stationing of Frontex troops, even against the will of national governments, as well as the erection of concentration camps for hundreds of thousands of refugees.

Greece came under sustained attack from several ministers who called for its expulsion from the Schengen zone, which guarantees free movement within the European Union, if Athens did not reduce the number of refugees transiting the country into Europe.

A large proportion of the refugees from the Middle East risk the dangerous and often deadly journey from Turkey to the Greek islands close by before crossing Greece and leaving the EU at the Macedonian border. After travelling through Macedonia and Serbia, they enter the EU again through Hungary, Croatia and Slovenia, with many seeking access to Germany.

Despite freezing winter weather and rough seas, up to 2,000 refugees are still crossing the Aegean Sea daily to the Greek islands. According to EU figures, by January 23, 44,000 people had already reached Europe from Turkey in this way in 2016. The number of refugees counted as dead or missing was 149. During the night of January 22 alone, 42 people drowned trying to make the journey, including 18 children.

This route is to be shut down. Ministers demanded a significant strengthening of Greece’s northern border with Macedonia by Frontex forces, and agreed to strengthen the border controls within the Schengen zone until the end of 2017.

Greece was given an ultimatum to restrict the number of refugees or face expulsion from the Schengen zone. German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière said after the meeting, “We require a permanent, noticeable and sustained reduction of the numbers of refugees, and this must be visible in the coming weeks.”

It must be made clear, de Maizière continued, that the border protection agency Frontex could act in place of a member state to secure the border. Germany’s interior minister did not exclude the expulsion of Greece from the Schengen zone. “We will put pressure on Greece to do its homework,” he threatened.

Comment: Incredible. Greece is brutally punished with even more austerity measures last year, and now the European Interior Ministry wants to effectively punish it for its humanity and for its giving what little it has left of its resources to aid the very desperate refugees.

Theo Francken, Belgium’s state secretary for asylum and immigration, raised the possibility of a “closed facility” in Greece for 300,000 refugees. It would have to be under EU administration, because Greece’s “state structures [were] obviously too weak,” the Belgian politician said.

Francken’s proposal amounts the transformation of Greece into a giant concentration camp, with the creation of a ghetto for refugees on the scale of a medium-sized city. Nothing comparable has been seen in Europe since the end of the Nazi era.

Sealing the Macedonia-Greece border with assistance from Frontex forces was supported by Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban, who for months has been demanding the establishment of a massive border fence on Greece’s northern border. Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico also gave his backing. According to a report by Der Spiegel magazine, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have already deployed their own police forces to this border and Hungary has supplied extensive materials for the construction of a permanent fence.

On Tuesday, the Danish parliament passed legislation to confiscate asylum seekers’ valuables. Police will now be able to seize assets from refugees worth more than 10,000 kroner (€1,340) to cover housing and food costs. The original proposal was to confiscate everything above the value of 3,000 kronor. In addition, the period migrants will have to wait before applying for relatives to join them will be extended from one year to three, temporary residence permits will be shortened and the conditions for obtaining a permanent permit toughened.

With comparisons being made to measures taken against Jews during World War II, the Danish government responded by explaining that this was how unemployed Danish citizens were already treated! Denmark is, however, far from alone in taking such fascistic measures.

Switzerland seized assets from 100 people in 2015 under rules similar to Denmark’s, but set even lower at €900. Southern states in Germany are already implementing similar measures, with Bavaria confiscating all property in excess of €750 and Baden-Württemberg in excess of just €350.

The Syriza government in Greece has already done the bidding of the EU in imposing savage austerity measures against working people. It is now being told to act with similar brutality against refugees.

Greek Immigration Minister Ioannis Mouzalas responded by declaring that some EU members were of the opinion that the refugees should drown, while Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias made clear he understood what was expected when he complained to Germany’s TAZ newspaper, “If we want to stop the refugees, we would have to wage war against them. We would have to bombard them, sink their boats and let the people drown.”

Comment: All said and told, Minister Mouzalas is hitting pretty close to the mark with his statements. Western governments are doing little to nothing to help solve the issues they created in the first place through their covert wars of aggression in Syria, and before that Libya. These governments gave their tacit agreement to the nightmares we see today and said or did nothing to prevent them, or help spread the truth about the underlying causes of these humanitarian disasters.

They ‘reason’ that they can solve those disasters by creating new ones.

The crossing of the Greece-Macedonia border is already a traumatic experience for refugees. Immigrants are regularly bullied and beaten by the police. A recent report from the German refugee support organisation ProAsyl showed that the sealing of borders in the Balkans had destructive and even deadly consequences for refugees. The Amsterdam meeting made clear that this outcome is desired and in line with the methods being considered.

According to the report, tens of thousands of refugees are already being sent back to Greece from Macedonia, where they are left with nothing and forced to live on the streets.

In Athens itself it is almost impossible to register as an asylum seeker. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was aware of only 1,150 accommodation places in Athens for an average of 10,000 asylum applications per year. Those who do not register an asylum claim risk being arrested and detained in a Greek deportation camp.

Athens has blamed the government in Ankara for the number of people crossing the Aegean Sea, while the Turkish government has declared that it does not have the capabilities to secure the entire coast. The EU has been trying for some time to encourage Turkish cooperation in the refugee question and has promised €3 billion in aid, which has yet to be paid.

There are currently 2.5 million people in Turkey who have fled the wars in the Middle East and North Africa. Only around 250,000 of these are in already existing camps. Turkey does not fully recognise the Geneva Refugee Convention and refugees cannot work there or send their children to school.

Millions of people in Europe today are superfluous and unwelcome. Politicians and journalists are discussing openly how best refugees can be deterred, detained, channelled and pushed from one place to another, as if they were discussing animals or freight. They are, in fact, conspiring against people who see flight as the only way out of the misery created by imperialist wars carried out by the US and its European allies that have devastated the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa.

Comment: A commenter to the article seemed to sum it up rather well:

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The growing similarities to Nazis Germany are quite shocking. The ‘Jewish Question ‘ becomes the ‘Refugee Question’. The logical dynamics of which can only mirror more and more the extremes of the former.

If the dynamics and goals of world economy are not altered, then it is only a matter of time that the ‘need’ for their ‘extinction’ will find Mein Kamf brought down from the shelf and dusted down.

http://www.sott.net/article/311152-European-governments-first-steps-towards-a-refugee-final-solution

German Lawyers File Constitutional Lawsuit Against Merkel


Lawyers take Merkel to constitutional court

Posted on January 24, 2016 by Sean Adl-Tabatabai

A group of German lawyers have filed a lawsuit against Chancellor Angela Merkel, for what they say are her illegal immigration policies. 

The Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe will look into claims that Angela Merkel has repeatedly defied the German constitution by opening Germany’s borders to refugees.

Sputniknews.com reports:

“The German Chancellor has no right to overstep the boundaries of the law in the framework of her policy and exceed the powers that she has received from the voters through parliament,” author of the lawsuit and Dusseldorf’s attorney Clemens Antweiler said, cited by the magazine.

The lawyers demand that the court should recognize Angela Merkel’s decision of September 4, 2015 as contrary to the country’s constitution. The decision provided for an open-door policy for refugees and, according to Antweiler, prevented the application of the provisions of the Dublin agreement.

 

http://yournewswire.com/german-lawyers-file-constitutional-lawsuit-against-merkel/

US to pay largest Native American nation $554 mn in landmark settlement


Reuters / Gary Cameron
​The Obama administration will pay the Navajo Nation a record $554 million to settle claims by the most populous Native American tribe that funds and natural resources on its reservation were mismanaged by the US government for decades.

The agreement will be formally signed on Friday at Window Rock, Arizona, the capital of the Navajo reservation, the largest in the US by land mass.

The accord was borne from litigation that accused the government of mishandling Navajo funds and natural resources on its more than 14 million acres across Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah, all held in trust for the tribe and leased out for purposes of farming, energy development, logging, and mining. The Navajo claims date back as far as 50 years.

In return for $554 million, the Navajo have agreed to drop its lawsuit and forego any future litigation over past US management of Navajo funds or resources held by the federal government, Reuters reported.

The deal does not, though, negate future trust claims or any other claims over water and uranium pollution on the reservation, Navajo Attorney General Harrison Tsosie said. Based on non-disclosure clauses, he could not say how much the Navajo had claimed it was owed ahead of the settlement.

Navajo Nation Council Chambers (Image from wikipedia.org)

From 1944 to 1986, nearly four million tons of uranium ore were extracted from Navajo land under lease agreements between the federal government and the Navajo Nation,accordingto the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Now, the mines are closed, but over 500 abandoned uranium mines, as well as homes and drinking water sources, have been found to have high levels of radiation. The legacy of uranium mining earned the reservation a Superfund designation, an EPA program that addresses hazardous waste sites in dire need of clean-up and control.

The settlement deal was hailed by Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly as a “victory for tribal sovereignty.” He vowed to hold town hall meetings in the process of deciding how to use the settlement funds across a population of around 300,000 on nearly 27,000 miles of reservation.

“After a long, hard-won process, I am pleased that we have finally come to a resolution on this matter to receive fair and just compensation for the Navajo Nation,” Shelly said in a statement.

The historic agreement, US Attorney General Eric Holder said, exemplified the US Justice Department’s commitment to “strengthening our partnership with tribal nations.”

Over two years ago, the Obama administration came to similar settlements with 41 tribes for about $1 billion overall. Since that deal, the federal government has resolved breach of trust claims by around 40 additional tribes for more than $1.5 billion, according to the Justice Department.

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Hardcore Porn Played at Family Funeral on Accident


Note: Sounds like naughty Three Stooges funeral..lol! Maybe the pastor needs to be reminded there are no accidents, or coincidences…karma bites.

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A pornographic video was accidentally played at the Thornhill Crematorium in Cardiff, Wales during the funeral for Simon Lewis and his son, Simon Lewis Jr. Hundreds of guests had gathered for the ceremony. However, instead of watching a memorial video, they were witness to hardcore porn for nearly four minutes. Cardiff council is currently launching an “urgent” investigation into the incident. Mark Sovel and Sasha Kai Parker discuss the “electronic accident” on the Lip News.

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The Corbett Report – HSBC Hires Kissinger to Help Them Flee The Country


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by James Corbett
TheInternationalForecaster.com
January 27, 2016

HSBC is the world’s fourth largest bank by assets and a sanctions busting, money laundering bank for terrorists and drug dealers, so it should be no surprise that they have just hired unconvicted war criminal Henry Kissinger to help advise them on fleeing the UK.

You see, HSBC isn’t happy with the current banking environment in the UK. After “suffering” through the outrageous wrist slap of its drug money laundering settlement (equivalent to five weeks of income for the bank), HSBC began a temper tantrum over the UK’s bank levy, a bank tax that was instituted in 2011. Accordingly, last summer the UK government started the phase out of the levy exactly as requested, but added a surcharge on bank profits. This is evidently too much for the banksters, who are now threatening to move their racket to Canada or maybe Hong Kong or somewhere else entirely.

So it’s only logical for them to turn to Heinz Kissinger, a man who has run from investigators in France, Spain, Chile and Argentina to help advise them on how to flee the country. (Ig)Nobel Peace Prize winner Kissinger is notorious for the war crimes he committed during his tenure as Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under Nixon and Ford. During that time he participated in Operation Condor, drafted a plan for food control genocide, orchestrated the 1973 oil crisis, illegally bombed Cambodia, neo-colonized China and generally acted as a good minion for the New World Order he’s constantly pimping. After all, who else would better understand how to help the HSBC banksters escape the suggestion that they might face the tiniest of consequences for their crimes?

Sadly for the people of the UK, HSBC’s threats to move may just be a bargaining strategy they’re using to wring yet more concessions out of the British government. They are expected to come to a decision early this year and have reportedly brought in other international advisers along with Kissinger to discuss the potential geopolitical ramifications of such a move.

kissinger_war_crimesWhatever the case, the situation is best summed up by former Corbett Report guest Derrick Broze of The Conscious Resistance:

“Without a doubt Henry Kissinger and the decision makers at HSBC are responsible for a number of horrible atrocities around the world. This partnership in hell cannot signal anything positive for the free people of Earth. It’s time for the free hearts and minds of the world to confront Kissinger, HSBC executives, and all the people in positions of “authority” who are seeking to control our lives. Let them know we are here, they are not welcome, and freedom is coming.”

HISTORIC: LONDON SILVER FIX BREAKS – JANUARY 28, 2016 SGTreport.com


“This could be the end of the fix.” – Ole Hansen, head of commodity strategy for Saxo Bank

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1/27/2015 — Burns, Oregon Shooting / Militia Alert : Shortwave Broadcast 3.843Mhz ~ Dutchsinse


January 27, 2016 : Full 1st hand update from on the ground in Burns Oregon. Broadcast via shortwave.

This broadcast contains a witness interview from the shooting of Robert Lavoy Finnicum (Finicum).

Contact the militia on the ground reporting in this shortwave broadcast: Name of the contact “Jamie”

OMAATLAN@gmail.com

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This Burns Oregon militia update was broadcast via shortwave radio on 3.843 MHz

The conversation is now at: 3.8465 Mhz. Lower Side Band. 75 meter band.

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Oregon standoff spokesman Robert ‘LaVoy’ Finicum killed, Bundy in custody after shooting near Burns Lockdown, APC’s blocking all roads.

Full military style lockdown across the area, blocked roads, and jammed mobile phone signals / blocked communication.

Pete Santilli (youtube video maker and radio show host) reported to be arrested for felony charge of conspiracy to impede federal officers

Militia’s from Arizona, Michigan and NY are on the way.

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Ed. Note: I’m not buying the official “story”. Watched this video last night on LaVoy, and couldn’t escape the feeling this video was staged, especially since it was released within 24hrs of him being shot. While watching I got the strong impression his days were numbered…was that deductive thinking (left brain) or a premonition, not sure.

He was still alive when this was released, the title that appears under the video when I saw it and posted on FB was “Last video of LaVoy…” Why did it say “LAST video”? When I first saw the title, I was under the impression LaVoy was already dead. Then he’s killed within 24hrs.

Militia reports are saying his hands were in the air when he was shot. But, IMO he didn’t appear to be a man that would surrender, instead one that would be taken down in a “Blaze of Glory” – you know, the stuff of martyr’s.

The whole thing stinks, looks like a set-up to inflame passions within the militia’s and public sentiment amongst sovereigns. In other words, more false flag crap…which doesn’t mean no one gets hurt, or killed. Just means we’re not getting the whole story….if so, why and for what purposes would be anyone’s guess at this stage in this grand illusion.

Why has the title of the video been changed from “Last Video…” to “Deleted Interview…” when the interview wasn’t pulled? http://www.msnbc.com/…/armed-oregon-protester-talks-to…

Blessings, {~A~}

Deleted Interview with LaVoy Finicum, Oregon Standoff Militia Killed; Video Pulled by MSNBC

LaVoy Finicum, Oregon Militia Standoff — pulled video by MSNBC.

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4,000 Artifacts Stored At Oregon Refuge Held By Armed Group


See more here: Bundy Militia Handles Oregon Native American Artifacts on Video

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A sign of the National Wildlife Refuge System is seen at an entry of the wildlife refuge southeast of Burns, Ore., Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. (Les Zaitz / The Oregonian)

A sign of the National Wildlife Refuge System is seen at an entry of the wildlife refuge southeast of Burns, Ore., Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. (Les Zaitz / The Oregonian)

The Associated Press

Thousands of archaeological artifacts — and maps detailing where more can be found – are kept inside the national wildlife refuge buildings currently being held by an armed group of protesters angry over federal land policy.

Ryan Bundy, one of the leaders of the group occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Oregon, says they have no real interest in the antiquities. Still, their access to the artifacts and maps has some worried that looters could take advantage of the situation.

“There’s a huge market for artifacts, especially artifacts that have provenance, where you can identify where they came from,” said Carla Burnside, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s refuge archeologist.

More than 300 recorded prehistoric sites are scattered across the refuge, including burial grounds, ancient villages and petroglyphs. Some of the artifacts – including spears, stone tools, woven baskets and beads – date back 9,800 years.

WHY AREN’T THE RELICS AT A MUSEUM?

About 7,000 artifacts and samples from the refuge are kept at a museum in Eugene, Oregon. But 4,000 more are kept at the refuge for research.

Only Burnside has a key to the room containing the artifacts and the maps. She’s since seen pictures of the occupiers in her office, adjacent to the room where the artifacts are stored. The group has been looking through government files at the site, but it is unclear if they’ve gone through the room with the artifacts. Bundy told The Associated Press that he’s seen the artifacts and lots of maps, but he didn’t know what the maps illustrated.

The artifacts and maps are legally protected by the 1979 Archeological Resources Protection Act and other federal laws.

WHAT IS THE ARMED GROUP DOING WITH THE ARTIFACTS?

Bundy said they’re not interested in the artifacts and would turn them over to the Burns Paiute Tribe, if asked.

“If the Native Americans want those, then we’d be delighted to give them to them,” he said.

He said he didn’t think it was likely that anyone would use the maps to loot the site.

“We haven’t really been thinking along those lines,” Bundy said.

Removing artifacts from federal property without a permit is illegal.

WHAT ABOUT THE PREHISTORIC SITES?

Scientists are also worried about unintentional damage that could be done to the prehistoric sites by cattle, vehicles and heavy equipment.

The group at the ranch has driven road graders and other large construction equipment around the refuge headquarters buildings, but Bundy said they haven’t used the machinery to move any earth. He wouldn’t rule out that possibility, however.

In 2014, Ryan Bundy and supporters of the Bundy family rode ATVs on federal land closed to motorized vehicles in Utah as part of a protest. Their route took them along an illegal trail that crossed through Native American archeological sites.

HAVE THE SITES BEEN LOOTED BEFORE?

While well-known petroglyphs or other prehistoric sites are occasionally publicized for public viewing, federal land managers often go to great lengths to keep such locations secret when they can’t be safely protected from vandals and looters.

Looting has long been a problem at the refuge, with the first documented instance recorded in 1979, according to the Fish and Wildlife Service’s comprehensive conservation plan.

“It’s a huge problem in Oregon, especially in the southeast portion of the state,” said Dennis Griffin, the state’s archaeologist. “More often than not, when they are caught, it’s connected to drug running or seeking quick money on eBay.”

An online search of “great basin artifacts for sale” yields arrowheads, stone pestles and other items, many priced at hundreds of dollars each.

WHY DOES IT MATTER?

Burnside said the artifacts are part of the ancestry of the Burns Paiute Tribe and are priceless to science.

“There’s so much you can gain from looking at one artifact: Where the stone came from, how far they traveled, how it was used, the skill of the person who made it,” she said.

The tribe works extensively with federal officials on the archeology projects. Tribe officials didn’t return multiple phone messages requesting comment.

“Their history is being hijacked by these people,” Grayson said.

HOW DOES BUNDY WANT THE ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES HANDLED?

Bundy said people interested in archeology are welcome to explore the refuge, but that cattle ranchers and loggers should have priority when it comes to land use.

“Before white man came, so to speak, there was nothing to keep cattle from tromping on those things,” Bundy said.

Though some countries had domesticated cattle 10,000 years ago, the animals came to the United States with European settlers.

“We also recognize that the Native Americans had the claim to the land, but they lost that claim,” Bundy said. “There are things to learn from cultures of the past, but the current culture is the most important.”

Sourcehttp://ctv.news/QIwdSBi

Note: Instead of defending Native American rights to lands that were “stolen” thru deception, the militia’s are compounding and obfuscating the issues with statements like this:

“We also recognize that the Native Americans had the claim to the land, but they lost that claim,” Bundy said.

These men have absolutely no right occupying these lands and are only playing into the hands of agent provocateurs who wish to further divide the nation and only foment more anger, ultimately leading to violence and more police state control measures.

In addition, this alleged “sovereign, freeman movement” is throwing mud in the face of million’s of peaceful, non-violent people like myself advocating positive change thru spiritual transformation. There’s absolutely nothing “spiritual” about what’s taking place in Oregon, it’s simply another false flag event being guided by agent provocateurs Steve Payne and Pete Santilli.

Do the research on Pete…learn the truth.

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